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Boy friend

Author: James TinlingJoseph HoffmanBarry TriversLester ZiffrenLouis MooreAll authors
Publisher: United States : Released through Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., ©1939.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"At a police school, instructor Fields teaches a group of rookie policemen how to frisk a suspect. Captain Duffy enters the classroom and gives the rookies a hypothetical problem. None of the rookies knows the answer, including Jimmy Murphy. However, his younger sister Sally, who is peeking in the window, does, as it is the same problem Duffy has used in class for five years. After class, Jimmy calls gangster Ed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile delinquency films and programs
Comedies
Dance
Features
Drama
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Tinling; Joseph Hoffman; Barry Trivers; Lester Ziffren; Louis Moore; John Stone; Sidney Clare; Harry Akst; Nick Castle; Geneva Sawyer; Lucien Andriot; Richard Day; Haldane Douglas; Norman Colbert; Helen A Myron; George P Costello; William H Anderson; Samuel Kaylin; Jane Withers; Arleen Whelan; George Ernest; Richard Bond; Douglas Fowley; Warren Hymer; Robert Kellard; Minor Watson; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
OCLC Number: 422718267
Notes: Comedy; feature.
Bracketed cast credits supplied from: AFI catalog, 1931-1940.
"Western Electric Mirrophonic recording."
Playing time on release was 70 or 72 min., according to: AFI catalog, 1931-1940.
Copyright: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.; 19May39; LP9124.
"Approved, MPPDA certificate no. 5181."
Credits: Associate producer, John Stone; music and lyrics: Doin' the socialite, by Sidney Clare and Harry Akst, dances staged by Nicholas Castle and Geneva Sawyer; photography, Lucien Andriot, art direction, Richard Day, Haldane Douglas, set decorations, Thomas Little, film editor, Norman Colbert, costumes, Helen A. Myron, sound, George P. Costello, William H. Anderson, musical direction, Samuel Kaylin.
Cast: Jane Withers (Sally Murphy); with Arleen Whelan (Sue Duffy), George Ernest (Billy Bradley); and Richard Bond (Jimmy Murphy), Douglas Fowley (Ed Boyd), Warren Hymer (Greenberg), Robert Kellard (Tommy Bradley), Minor Watson (Captain Duffy); Robert Shaw (Cracker), Ted Pearson (Callahan), William H. Conselman, Jr. (Arizona), Myra Marsh (Mrs. Murphy), Harold Goodwin ("Matchie" Riggs). [David Newell (Whitey); Syd Saylor (motorcycle policeman); Eugene Jackson (porter); Russ Clark (Fields); Robert Dalton (rookie); Ole Olsen (taxi driver); Lillian Yarbo (Delphinie); Ralph Dunn (guard); Eddie Dunn (police lieutenant); Lee Shumway, Fred Kelsey (policemen); John Bleifer (Midge); James Aubrey (helper); Ed Gargan (Bugsie); Ed Payson (Joe); Roy Miller (Moe); Tom O'Grady (Mr. Simpson); Arno Frey (headwaiter); Emmett Vogan (officer at switchboard); Iva Stewart (blonde); Douglas Gerrard (customer); Frank Moran (bouncer); Helen Ericson, Gloria Roy, Heinie Conklin].
Other Titles: Boy friend (Motion picture : 1939)
Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; directed by James Tinling ; screen play by Joseph Hoffman and Barry Trivers ; original story by Lester Ziffren and Louis Moore.

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"At a police school, instructor Fields teaches a group of rookie policemen how to frisk a suspect. Captain Duffy enters the classroom and gives the rookies a hypothetical problem. None of the rookies knows the answer, including Jimmy Murphy. However, his younger sister Sally, who is peeking in the window, does, as it is the same problem Duffy has used in class for five years. After class, Jimmy calls gangster Ed Boyd, telling him that he is ready to quit the police and join his gang. Sally brings the rookies, who all board at her mother's house, their lunch as Tommy Bradley receives a letter from his younger brother Billy, currently in military school, stating that he is arriving that day for a visit. Sally and Greenberg, another rookie, steal Duffy's patrol car to pick up Billy at the station. After dinner that night, Tommy, Sally and Billy decide to go for ice cream when Tommy spies a robbery in progress at Sherman Brothers Fur Company. When Tommy interrupts the burglars, who include Jimmy, he is shot and killed. Jimmy returns home that night, angrily announcing that he is quitting the police school, and becomes the manager of the Golden Parrot Club, which is run by Boyd. Actually, Jimmy is working undercover for Duffy, but the rookies think he has gone bad. Sally and Billy decide to solve Tommy's murder themselves. Sneaking into the Golden Parrot Club on Halloween, Sally entertains the customers while Billy inspects the basement, where he finds the stolen furs in the wine cellar. By the time the rookies inspect their claim, however, the furs have been removed. Later, Jimmy calls Duffy, telling him where the next robbery will be. Sue, Duffy's daughter and Jimmy's sweetheart, overhears and goes to the club to warn Jimmy. Boyd and his henchmen listen in on their conversation and realize that Jimmy is an undercover policeman who has fallen into their trap. Sally and Billy, just outside the club, hear the real robbery plan, but no one will believe them. When the robbers never arrive at Jimmy's stated location, Duffy realizes that the real robbery is at the Garrison Company, so he, Sally, Billy and the rookies go there, and become involved in a car chase with Boyd and his gang. Just as the gang is about to pull over and shoot it out with the police, Jimmy grabs the steering wheel, crashing the car. The gang is captured and Jimmy is congratulated by all on a job well done. At the train station, Billy bids fond farewell to Sally, promising to come back for Christmas. As he leaves, Sally sighs and says, 'Gee, I sure wish this was Christmas'"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940.

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